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WVMC Golf Club - Valley Center, CA

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Handicap Index and Course Handicap info is sourced from USGA and USGA references.

WVMC Tournament Formats

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  1. Individual Low Net - The total number of strokes (gross) taken to hole the ball are recorded for each hole.
    - The stroke count is added for each hole to compute the 18-hole stroke total.
    - The player's course handicap is subtracted from this gross score to produce a NET score.
    - Awards are made for NET score places and, with sufficient numbers of competitors, awards are made for some gross score places.
    (and Low Gross).
  2. Individual Throw Out the Worst Hole, - Same as Individual Low Net (and Low Gross), except:
    - Worst holes on Front and Back 9 are subtracted from the NET Score (or GROSS Score).
    Front AND Back-9.
  3. Individual Throw Out the Two Worst Holes. - Same as Individual Low Net (Low Gross), except:
    - Worst two holes of the 18 are subtracted from the total score
  4. Individual Match Play versus PAR. - This is a "Match" against PAR, hole-by-hole, using NET scores
    - If a player's NET score on a hole is lower than PAR, score a plus (+)
    - If a player's NET score on a hole is higher than PAR, score a minus (-)
    - If a player's NET score on a hole matches PAR, score a blank
    - When adding all the plus and minus holes, the player beat PAR if the overall score is a plus
    (NET).
  5. Individual Modified Stableford. - Points are set for hole-by-hole NET scores relateive to PAR, which receives 1 point
    - In the points row, for each player, enter the number of points per the legend below
    - Points to enter: 7 for Dbl Eagle or better, 5 for Eagle, 3 for Birdie, 1 for PAR, minus 1 for Bogey, -3 for Double Bogey or worse
    - This format rewards players for taking risks versus using caution
  6. Individual One Person Sramble (OPS) - Mulligans are allowed: 1 on PAR-3 holes, 2 on PAR-4/5 holes, but may not be carried over
    - Lift, clean and place through the green (1 club length), but not into/out of the fairway, rough, greens, hazards, bunkers
    - A mulligan may be used in a hazard, but from the same spot as the original ball
    - Max score for ANY hole is NET PAR and then the ball MUST BE PICKED UP
    - Provisional balls are not played
    - Tee groups will consist of no more than 3 players
    - Each player's tournament HCP is set to 90% of his/her Course HCP
  7. Partners 2-Person Scramble. - Each player hits their own tee shot, after which, each player hits within 1 club length of the chosen ball, remaining within the same type of condition (in the fairway, rough, hazard, bunker, green)
    - On the green each player putts from the same spot as the chosen ball
    - Six tee shots from each player must be selected and recorded
    - The "Team HCP" is set to 40% of the combined players' Course HCP with an additional 10% reduction for a team whose partners' Course HCP differ by more than 8 strokes
  8. Partners NET Best Ball. (4-ball) - Each player plays his/her own ball and enters his/her own gross score for each hole
    - On each hole, the best NET score of the two players is entered as the "team score" for that hole
    - The term "4-ball" or "four ball" indicates that this format is usually played with 2 teams in a group, each playing their own ball
  9. Partners 2-Person NET Odd/Even, Combined/BB. - As in NET Best Ball, above, each player plays his/her own ball
    - The "team score" for ODD holes is the combined NET scores of both players
    - The "team score" for EVEN holes is the Best NET score of the players
    - The team NET scores for the ODD and EVEN holes are added to produce the 18-hole "team score"
  10. ABCD True Scramble. - Pairings/groups are formed by balancing out the Handicap Index total for each group, forming ABCD groups. The Course HCP will range from lowest (A) to highest (B) in each grouip
    - Each player hits their own tee shot, after which, each player hits within 1 club length of the chosen ball, remaining within the same type of condition (in the fairway, rough, hazard, bunker, green)
    - On the green, each player putts from the same spot as the chosen ball
    - The handicap index is NOT USED in the playing of the round. It is only used to determine the pairings
    - At least 4 drives must be used from the A/B players. At least three drives must be used from the C/D players
  11. Partners Net BB Spring Club Championship. - This annual Club tournament is a partners single-round NET Best Ball format
    - Handicap Index and Course Handicap criteria are set to match those of the SCGA NET BB Tournament
    - The Index is the 3-month Low HI. The Tournament Course Handicap is set to 90% or 95% of the Course Handicap
    - There is an additional 10% Course Handicap reduction if the partners' Course Handicaps differ by more than 8 strokes
    - There is a minimum-events-played requirement for members to compete for the Championship award, although all members may play in this event for the other awards
  12. Gross, Senior Gross, Net - Fall Club Championship. - This annual Club tournament is a 2-round amateur tournament using Gross and Net scoring
    - Handicap Index and Course Handicap criteria are set to match those of the SCGA Club Championship Tournament
    - The Index is the 3-month Low HI. The Tournament Course Handicap is set to 90% or 95% of the Course Handicap
    - Four Club Championship awards are made. A player may win only one of the four championship awards
    - There is a minimum-events-played requirement for members to compete for the Championship awards.

WVMC Tournament Local Rules

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  • The local rules found here may be superceded by an updated list communicated to members verbally or via email or postings.